Thanks to a new initiative between Claro and our friends at Citizens Advice Wigan Borough (CAWB), our Website Reader accessibility tool is now available on their website. Go to cawb.org.uk to try it out!
CAWB have important guidance and support on their website, which is crucial in helping their service users learn more about money, legal, consumer and other problems. The Website Reader will make this information more accessible by adding smart text-to-speech tools: visitors to their site can now select any text to be read out loud.
Lisa Kidston, Chief Officer at CAWB says: “We are really excited to trial this new opportunity in partnership with Claro. So many people struggle to understand written English; whether due to having dyslexia or English not being the individual’s first language. Now, the Website Reader will help those people to access our services in a way that meets their needs.”
We hope that this initiative will improve access to CAWB’s services, and allow them to be even more effective at helping the thousands of people that have come to depend on them so much.
The web is the first port of call for many people seeking information and support, and those with reading and writing difficulties like dyslexia are at a disadvantage. Barriers can be such that vital information and support just isn’t getting to those that may need it the most. We will keep you up to date on how this trial goes here on the blog, and will be sharing more at the International Dyslexia Convention in July at Manchester Metropolitan University.